Aesop’s Fables ~

fables are in most cases, short story’s that make cautionary points, often using animals that act and speak like humans, and is something I have been looking forward to writing about, focusing on one man’s fables in particular known as Aesop.

Hellenistic statue claimed to depict Aesop, Art Collection of Villa Albani, Rome.

Hellenistic statue claimed to depict Aesop, Art Collection of Villa Albani, Rome.

Although his birthplace is not certain, it is said that he was born into slaver around the year 620 BC, during his time as a slave he was owned by two masters, the latter of which would decide to give Aesop his freedom as a reward for his learning ability and wit, meaning that now, as a “freedman” he then had the right to get involved with public affairs, and so he did, and continued to do so until he found himself in a position or high renown, and although this is not where his story ends, I do not want to talk about Aesop’s story itself, but rather the wonderful story’s or, “fables” he would come to tell others and how they would live on throughout time to this very day.

 

References:

Willis L. Parker (1931) The fables of Aesop.

 

 

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